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Goin’ Crazy – a charming poem for all parents

We received this lovely poem from one of our  readers. Just thought it was worth sharing! Goin’ Crazy by Mary Welker I’m going crazy, ain’t it great? No time for insanity, I’m running late....  (More...)

Family Fun Time – Nature Walk

It seems sometimes that we can't see the forest for the trees. Not because we aren't looking, but because of deforestation. While the debate on environmental issues and global warming continues, you can enjoy family fun time by going on a nature walk. (More...)

Call the Babysitter? Mom’s Going to the Spa

You have to go through it to know what a world of difference a spa treatment can do to you. Once in a while you need to pamper yourself with some such luxury that leaves you feeling good and looking beautiful. May be the pace of life leaves with no time for an all-day spa treatment, but you can, and must take time out for at least a facial and a massage. A certificate to a spa is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give to your mom on Mother's Day or any other day for that matter. Let her know how much you care for her. She will never forget this experience, and you will get all the credit for it. (More...)

The Seven Ages Of Parenting

Stage 1: Me, have kids? Really? (More...)

A Night Out With Your Husband

A time comes in every marriage when the spark of romance seems to have died down. If you see the romance going out of your marriage, it is time to go on a date with your husband. (More...)

Parenting Advice: How to get Children to Sleep

In order for us to get restful sleep, we need to be relaxed. In order to relax, a number of things have to happen. First of all, we need to feel...  (More...)

Parenting Advice: Is Fish Really “Food for the Brain”?

The old wives tale says that fish is good for your brain, and cod liver oil keeps you healthy. Once again it seems that those old wives were absolutely right! Although we are...  (More...)

Parenting Advice: You’re not my Dad!

Reader’s Question: My son’s father left us five years ago. Since then, I have remarried to a lovely man. David, my husband, has tried hard to make friends with Nathan, ...  (More...)

Parenting Advice: When the Other Parent is Pure Poison

Q. My stepdaughter is 4, and her real mother is constantly in and out of jail and has 86 felonies. She gets visitation every other weekend, (If she shows up). Every time our daughter comes...  (More...)

How to be the “Ultimate” Parent

We all know what a bad parent looks like: intolerant, constantly critical, more interested in their own affairs (in both senses of the word) than in the ...  (More...)

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